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Everything You Need to know about ADA Regulation

Posted by Shayna Johnson on 4/5/18 10:15 AM

What is the ADA?

The Americans with Disabilities Act, which is commonly referred to as ADA, became law in 1990.  The ADA prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of life including transportation and protects the rights of disabled individuals to access walkways, use of public and other facilities like restaurants, and generally enjoy the same level of access as non-disabled people. This also includes equal access to transportation. The general rule that applies under the ADA is that all limits on accessibility to transportation for disabled individuals must be removed if it's reasonable to do so.

 

 

ADA Regulation for the Bus Industry

Applies to:
  • State and local government agencies
  • Non-profit service providers that offer public accommodation
  • Privately operated entities offering certain types of educational courses
  • Privately operated transportation organizations such as airport shuttles, hotel shuttles, private buses, and taxis

In addition, facilities used by these operators are also subject to regulation for equal accessibility.  For the purposes of this blog, we will focus on the vehicles only. 

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Topics: wheelchair accessible, bus purchase, Buses for sale, regulations, Safety, Bus for sale, Parts & Service, MFSAB, bus tips, Wheelchair Van, wheelchair accessible vans, leading wheelchair accessible vans for sale, Wheelchair ramp

4 Great Reasons to Buy Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles

Posted by the Marketing Team on 9/8/17 10:18 AM

Throughout the country, wheelchair users struggle to find safe and reliable transportation to just the basic services. Public transportation for handicapped individuals is not the most reliable and often must be arranged days in advance while private vehicles are too costly for a majority of individuals those who need them. Having the right accessibility has become a bigger issue in the industry, yet it is still only becoming harder to find.

However, when you buy wheelchair accessible vehicles you stand out from the competition by providing this much-needed service. Here are just four reasons to add a wheelchair accessible bus to your fleet. 

  1. The Public is Taking a Stand

With social media at customer’s fingertips, any negative experience with a company will quickly spread, which can potentially cost the company significant money in lost revenue. When the problem is due to insufficient accessibility for wheelchair users, the fallout can be devastating for both up-and-coming and established businesses.


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Topics: wheelchair accessible, handicap van, Wheelchair Van, leading wheelchair accessible vans for sale, Wheelchair ramp, Assisted living

5 Reasons Why Retirement and Healthcare Buses for Assisted Living Transportation are So Important

Posted by Shayna Johnson on 6/19/17 11:00 AM

When making the decision of what facility will be taking care of your loved one, there will be many things to consider. Regardless of the size of the assisted living provider, having the right equipment like  retirement and healthcare buses for sale can accommodate residents of a facility are vital to the overall well-being of each resident, as well as for the facility in general. As with other amenities, transportation options a facility invests in are critical to the choice of a facility.

Here are the five main reasons to invest in buses for assisted living transportation.

Improve the Efficiency of Getting Residents to Medical Appointments

According to AARP, each year, 3.6MM Americans miss at least one medical appointment due to transportation. This applies disproportionately to our older population. It’s therefore critical for a facility to partner with a proven distributor who truly listens and work with that facility’s needs, to customize the bus as required and to also provide excellent service.

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Topics: wheelchair accessible, healthcare buses, retirement bus, transportation, Buses for sale, wheelchair accessible vans, leading wheelchair accessible vans for sale, Wheelchair ramp, Assisted living

The Ultimate Guide to Wheelchair Vans for All Needs

Posted by Shayna Johnson on 5/1/17 4:00 PM

Why Your Community Could Use a Handicap Van

It's important for anyone who has mobility issues to have the same access to transportation as anyone else. Often times, it can be difficult to find vehicles equipped with handicap capabilities. But if you know where to look, you might just find the right van for you and your community.

The Benefits of a Handicap Van

Handicap vans have lower floors, making them uniquely qualified for anyone who has difficulty entering and exiting vehicles otherwise. In addition, they tend to offer easier accessibility, often in the forms of ramps and more space between the space

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Leading Wheelchair Accessible Vans for Sale at Creative Bus Sales

Posted by Shayna Johnson on 4/18/17 12:00 PM

The Comfort and Convenience of the Wheelchair Accessible Vans for Sale at Creative Bus Sales

Having reliable, safe, and accessible transportation is vital for many Americans. Those who rely on wheelchairs for mobility often have to alter plans to accommodate accessibility issues. The wheelchair accessible vans for sale at Creative Bus Sales provide safe and reliable transportation, while ensuring the comfort of all passengers. 
 

The Basics of Wheelchair Accessible Vans

According to the United States Census Bureau in 2010, more than 3.6 million people required a wheelchair for basic mobility. 

Unfortunately, public transportation options limit accessibility due to a shortage of accessible vehicles.To meet the needs of this underserved population, and effectively improve profits, businesses should invest in wheelchair accessible vans or buses.

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Topics: wheelchair accessible, Wheelchair Van, wheelchair accessible vans, leading wheelchair accessible vans for sale, Van, Wheelchair ramp

Concise Guide for the Wheelchair Accessible Van Buyer

Posted by Laura Galijan on 1/29/15 3:55 AM

Wheelchair accessible van or bus shopping can be a challenge. Add to the mix that the buyer has never purchased a handicap accessible van before and the process can be daunting. Though there are many options, let this post break down some of the most popular options and how to decide amongst them.

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Topics: wheelchair accessible

The Purpose-Built Wheelchair Accessible Van for Increased Mobility

Posted by Laura Galijan on 1/22/15 10:08 AM

Being in a wheelchair presents a myriad of challenges for getting around, but finding a vehicle that is American with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant and wheelchair accessible shouldn't be one of them. The MV-1 by Mobility Ventures is for handicap passengers who want easy and safe access from a vehicle to luxury features that come standard. Here are some points to consider about MV-1 for increased mobility with handicap vans.

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Topics: wheelchair accessible, alternative fuels conversion

Variables When Choosing a Wheelchair Accessible Van

Posted by Laura Galijan on 1/15/15 2:01 PM

The numerous options available when making a wheelchair accessible van purchase can be a daunting task. Many choices exist and it can be tricky to nail down the best option. Add to that the considerations for individual users and the task can seem exhausting. The information below is compiled to help those looking for an accessible option for personal or commercial use.

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Topics: wheelchair accessible, handicap van

Safety Considerations for a Wheelchair School Bus

Posted by Laura Galijan on 1/8/15 4:07 AM

In the past, wheelchair school bus were an afterthought. Many did not even meet basic standards for surviving a crash. Drivers could use restraints and methods that were inadequate for safety. Since the Individuals with Disabilities Act mandated schools make transportation to and from school available to children with handicaps, schools have had a need for wheelchair buses. Besides complying with the law, using wheelchair buses properly increases the safety of everyone by keeping the rigid wheelchair frame securely in place. Here are some important points when finding the right wheelchair school bus.

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Topics: school bus, new bus, wheelchair accessible

Simple Handicap Van Maintenance Tips

Posted by Laura Galijan on 10/7/14 5:37 AM

If you own or drive a handicap van, there are several things that you must keep in mind with regards to maintenance. Although they are very similar to a normal passenger vehicle, there are some distinct differences. To assure the safety of your passengers it is important the following issues be addressed on a regular basis. You or an experienced driver can perform many of these simple checks.

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Topics: bus service, wheelchair accessible, bus safety, handicap van

Healthcare Facility Bus: Enhance the Patient Experience

Posted by Laura Galijan on 7/15/14 3:05 AM

In recent years, healthcare facility buses have increased due to more hospitals and other medical providers becoming more focused on the patient's total experience. Medical care facilities, now, more than ever, are giving priority to quality and world-class care. Shuttle service is one of the patient services that healthcare facilities now offer to make the patient's experience a pleasant one. The second largest hospital in the US, Florida Hospital Orlando, is one of those facilities.

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Topics: new bus, wheelchair accessible, shuttle bus

What To Look For In A Wheelchair Accessible Bus Dealership

Posted by Laura Galijan on 3/22/14 7:39 AM
When you are looking for a wheelchair accessible bus dealership there are certain qualities that you should not look over. Purchasing a bus that is accessible for all is a daunting task for sure. You want to make sure your customers are happy, as well as that your finances are not ignored. Don’t forget about the care your bus will need to have once it has been on the road. As you explore your options, it’s helpful to consider the following points. Knowing what to look for in a wheelchair accessible bus dealership makes the entire buying process much easier
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Topics: wheelchair accessible

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